El corrido de Pat Tillman el valiente

Author: 
Ariel Romero
Year: 
2008
Place Winner: 
3rd Place

All you ladies and gentlemen of this great nation
I’m going to sing you a corrido that will grab your attention
The story of a brave man, Pat Tillman was his name
To serve his country he gave up his wealth and fame
It’s a sad story that I have to sing
To fight for his country he gave up everything
After September 11, he made his decision
To go to the front line and fight with all his passion

Pat was a brave man like few have ever been
Very few men have been born like him
Pat was a man of honor as he surely proved
When he gave up his life for the country that he loved

Pat was a brave man like few have ever been
Very few men have been born like him
Pat was a man of honor as he surely proved
When he gave up his life for the country that he loved

Pat was a brave man like few have ever been
Very few men have been born like him
Pat was a man of honor as he surely proved
When he gave up his life for the country that he loved

Listen well, my friends, to the truth of what I say
It was friendly fire that took his life away
Perhaps it was his destiny to have a tragic end
Here ends the corrido of this peerless man.

Arizona Board of Regents